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Police Seal Off Edo Assembly Complex

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The police on Monday sealed off the Edo State House of Assembly complex to avert possible breakdown of law and order.
At least 10 Hilux patrol vans and an Armoured Personnel Carrier were strategically stationed within and around the state assembly complex.
There were also regular and mobile police operatives positioned at the three entrances to the assembly to prevent access into the complex.

Already, workers of the house of assembly have been prevented by the police from getting to their offices.
Confirming the development, the Edo Police spokesperson, Abiodun Osifo, said that the action was taken to avoid repetition of what happened last Wednesday at the complex when 16 members of the assembly impeached the erstwhile Speaker, Mr Victor Edoro.
Edoro was immediately replaced with Mrs Elizabeth Ativie.

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Suspected thugs, loyal to both sides, had after Edoro’s removal, taken over the assembly complex and engaged in a shooting match.

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